If you’re a normal person who reads the Bible, chances are you have questions.
If we think you have a question many people have and we feel like we can talk somewhat coherently about it, Pete or Jared will likely address it somewhere publicly: either the blog, on Patreon, or even an episode of The Bible for Normal People. If you want to drop us a question, you’ve got three steps: Search, Submit, & Vote!
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- If your questions are about the Bible, please know we get a lot of questions and there are a lot of places where we address them. Before submitting your question, try searching the blog (just hit the magnifying glass at the top of any page of the website), , or (if you’re a Patron!) first. By the way, Pete or Jared posts weekly on Patreon so if you tend to have questions, it might behoove you to sign up there.
- If you pinky swear you’ve checked , the blog, and , and we haven’t answered your question or you just got really unlucky and didn’t find what you were looking for, please submit your question below!
- To submit your question, simply fill out the quick form on the right side of your screen in the box called “Ask Your Question.”
- Think big! We’re looking for complex questions that will generate new perspectives, new visions, and new conversations.
- This is our favorite part. Because we’re good Americans. Not that we won’t look at your question if people haven’t voted for it but we probably won’t look at your question if people haven’t voted for it. If nothing else, believe in yourself and vote for your own question!
- To vote, simply click the “thumbs up” on the questions you like. If you haven’t logged in before, it will ask you for your name and email address to vote.
Fine Print (Move Along, Nothing to See Here)
- All questions are moderated by the Bible for Normal People team. Offensive or badgering sorts of comments will be immediately put out of their misery, though we will be sure to pray for your wretched and twisted souls. We won’t usually do that unless it’s clearly not a genuine question - but we might. Just for fun. So don’t test us.
- Questions used in podcast and blog content may be edited for fit and clarity.
- By submitting your question, you are giving us permission to answer it in a public way on a public platform.
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